A public hearing in the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) case against Auditor General Frank Mautino will proceed despite attempts from both sides to delay the proceedings. Mautino is under federal investigation for campaign spending from his time as a state lawmaker. Mautino also is embroiled in a complaint brought by Streator resident David Cooke concerning expenditures at a service station and bank.
Mautino’s attorney requested that the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) hold off on the public hearing. That request was shot down by the board on Monday. Cooke’s request to delay the public hearing was also shot down. Cooke is not an attorney.
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The case has now been referred to a hearing officer, but a public hearing date has not yet been scheduled.